sleep medicine

Symptoms of a Sleep Disorder | Who Needs a Sleep Study? | Common Sleep Disorders

Tips for a Restful Night's Sleep | Helpful Websites | Locations

Unity Sleep Medicine offers comprehensive sleep medicine services including diagnosis and management of sleep disorders. These services are provided by board-certified sleep-specialist physicians who are dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy and other sleep disorders.

Referring physicians receive timely reports which are critical to initiating treatment or further study. Our sleep physicians not only interpret sleep study results, they also are available for consults with referring physicians and patients.

Several of our satellite offices have sleep labs located in them for the convenience of patients. Therapist consultations are available onsite to assist and instruct patients with the use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy for obstructive sleep apnea.

Our Providers

 Bostros Credhs Brandon Chandos Mita Deoras
 Nader Botros, MD, MPH Brandon Chandos, MD Mita S. Deoras, MD
Kimalbert Krauza Credhs Makkar Credhs
Albert Kim, MD Matthew Krauza, MD, FCCP Hitesh Makkar, MD, FAASM, FCCP
Jose Rafecas Frankie Roman Lawrence Saltis
Jose C. Rafecas, MD  Frankie Roman, MD Lawrence M. Saltis, MD

Symptoms: Do You or Any of Your Family Members Experience Any of the Following?

  • Snoring
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Fatigue
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Sinus problems
  • Leg cramps
  • History of stroke
  • A.M. headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy

Who Needs a Sleep Study?

We study patients with varying age and health backgrounds including, but not limited to:

  • Sleepy teenagers
  • Snoring spouses
  • Overweight people
  • Chronic insomniacs
  • Shift workers

Common Sleep Disorders

  • Delayed Sleep Phase – Falling asleep and waking up later than desired.
  • Insomnia – Inability to fall and/or remain asleep.
  • Narcolepsy – Frequent and uncontrollable desire for sleep, especially during waking hours.
  • Periodic Movements of Sleep – Muscle spasms that cause repeated, involuntary leg and arm twitching during sleep.
  • Restless Leg Syndrome – Extreme restlessness caused by unceasing itching or crawling sensations in the limbs while awake.
  • Sleep Apnea – Breathing stops for a short period of time, often resulting in loud snoring, waking up frequently, and excessive daytime sleepiness.
    • Use this resource to complete a self-test to determine if you're at risk for Sleep Apnea.
  • Sleep Walking - Performing complex tasks, including walking, sitting and talking without full consciousness.
  • Snoring - Vibrations of the soft palate caused by partial airway obstruction.
  • Work Shift Change Syndrome - Impaired concentration and inability to perform on the job because of abnormal sleeping patterns.

Tips for a Restful Night's Sleep

At some point in their life, many people will have trouble sleeping. If you often feel tired, discuss your concerns with one of our sleep physicians. Many patients have found these tips helpful:

  • Be consistent with your sleep seven days a week. Go to bed and get up at the same times every day.
  • Use the bed only for sleep. Use other areas to watch TV or read if you are not sleepy.
  • Exercise regularly, but at least six hours before bedtime.
  • Avoid caffeine at least six hours before sleep. Do not use alcohol to help you sleep.
  • If you nap, do so for only 20-30 minutes and no later than mid-afternoon.
  • A light bedtime snack, such as warm milk or cheese may help promote sleep.
  • Bathing is relaxing. Your body needs two hours after a bath to cool down for optimal sleep.

Helpful Websites

Unity Sleep Medicine provides treatment throughout Northeast Ohio at these locations:

West Akron Office
701 White Pond Drive, Suite 300 
Akron, OH 44320 
P: (330) 572-1011 
F: (330) 572-1018

Summa Akron City Hospital
95 Arch Street, Suite 210 
Akron, OH 44304
P: (330) 253-1411
F: (330) 253-1720

Cuyahoga Falls
1900 23rd Street, Suite 404
Professional Building 
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
P: (330) 253-1411
F: (330) 253-1720

1700 Boettler Road, Suite 250
Uniontown, OH 44685
P: (330) 899-5730
F: (330) 899-0522

4016 Massillon Road, Suite C
Uniontown, OH 44685
P: (330) 253-1411
F: (330) 253-1720

5655 Hudson Drive
Hudson, OH 44236

Suite 110
P: (330) 342-4020 
F: (330) 342-4040

Suite 315
P: (330) 243-1411
F: (330) 253-1720

7337 Caritas Circle NW, Suite 280
Massillon, OH 44646
P: (330) 494-8424
F: (330) 494-8174

6847 N Chestnut Street
Ravenna, OH 44266
Suite 330 (Neurology & Sleep)
P: (330) 296-8048 
F: (330) 296-8208

Suite 330 (Dr. Krauza)
P: (330) 296-6969
F: (330) 296-7710

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